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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Edicts versus Laws

    by , 02-23-2021 at 05:40 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Edicts versus Laws

    Article II of the U.S. Constitution specifies that the president “faithfully carry out the acts of Congress", and it also mentions that the president carries out foreign policy and is commander in chief of the military, but the constitution does not give the president the power to make law on his own. Regardless of what powers the president has, as of Feb. 2021, there have been 14,014 executive orders made, according to the Federal Register. ...

    Updated 02-23-2021 at 11:38 PM by PeterL

  2. Political Cynicism

    by , 10-03-2015 at 08:02 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)

    1. An inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest; skepticism.
    "Public cynicism about politics"
    Synonyms: skepticism, doubt, distrust, mistrust, suspicion, disbelief.
    pessimism, negativity, world-weariness, disenchantment

    2. A school of ancient Greek philosophers, the Cynics.

    I will confess ...
  3. Great Cons

    by , 10-16-2013 at 06:21 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    The passage of the Senate bill to end the shutdown brought to mind other confidence games; the whole shutdown was a scam; it was just some troublesome children making life inconvenient for other people. But that scam was nothing compared to the great scams of the past, and Ponzi doesn’t even deserve this much of a mention, but the financial industry has been responsible for some good ones. The insurance crisis that led to the Great Recession was a good one, but it never fooled any except the silliest ...

    Updated 10-16-2013 at 06:33 PM by PeterL